Carving the finishing touches on a Quigloo. Snow shelters make very cozy backcountry homes.
Photo: Pascal Beauvais
Start with two feet of fresh powder. Now imagine the solitude of a winter night, the sky blanketed in endless stars. This is backcountry skiing.
Living and traveling in this wild environment requires new skills and offers new challenges. To be a competent backcountry winter traveler, you’ll need a strong foundation in avalanche education.
We will teach you the skills and put you in terrain where you need to make real decisions. This course is also excellent preparation for any big mountain expedition where snow and cold are everyday factors.
You’ll start with two days of skiing instruction at Grand Targhee Resort before heading into the backcountry with a pack and sled, where the snow is deep, the tracks are few, and a lifetime of winter fun is about to begin.
Backcountry Skiing 17 and
17 and Older (Average age: 23)
January 2-January 15, 2013
February 3-February 16, 2013